So about 5 months ago, my horse suffered a pulled tendon. He was on box rest for 6 weeks and then was slowley introduced back into work. Then after that he was as sound as anything and completely back to normal after giving him bute in his feed twice a week.i could canter him, gallop him and all sorts on soft enough ground. But then I stupidly let my friend ride him (about after 2 months of him being completely sound) and delivered him back hopping lame after she had galloped him on ground that was too hard. Since then I have slowley re-introduced him back into work with another period of having bute twice a week. Now he has still a touch of lameness about him, but doesn't seem to suffer the pain as he is extremely strong and rides in a gag. He always pulls for a canter so ilet him if the ground is right. Is he permanently lame or will he grow out of it? I don't use any kind of boots on him because my vet advises me not too as she thinks he will reply on the support toomuch and never get better. What do others think? How should I go about this?